Friday (Movie) Review: Spiderman: Homecoming

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Okay, yes, I am still catching up on some of the MCU movies. I've seen the direct Avengers series in the theater, as well as a few of the others (like Ragnorak), but some of the others I didn't catch while they were still in the movies houses. So, I'm … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Spiderman: Homecoming

Friday Review: Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher

Grave Peril by Jim Butcher My rating: 2 of 5 stars This time, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, the only working wizard in the Chicago phone book, is facing a series of ghosts making more than a little bit of trouble in his town. Add to that a powerful demon that seems bent on taking out … Continue reading Friday Review: Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher

Friday (Movie) Review: Captain Marvel

My rating: 4 stars The following review may contains some mild spoilers. Nothing major (I don't think) but if you prefer to go in with a completely blank slate, you might want to skip reading the whole post. In a nutshell: It was good. You should go see it! Finally got to see Captain Marvel … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Captain Marvel

Friday (Movies) Review: Hunter Killer and Shattered

We watched these two Gerard Butler movies recently. Hunter Killer is the more recent of the two, released in 2018. Shattered (originally titled Butterfly on a Wheel) is from 2007. They are very different movies, so I am not going to try to compare them. I'll just give a few thoughts. Hunter Killer: ( 2.5 stars) This is your basic military … Continue reading Friday (Movies) Review: Hunter Killer and Shattered

Friday Review: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is a very short story- only about 4 pages- by the well-known and well-loved author of A Wrinkle In Time and  The Left Hand of Darkness. It is intriguing and disturbing, and raises questions that maybe … Continue reading Friday Review: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Jenny Lawson is probably best known as The Blogess. This book is the first of her memoirs and it is, like many memoirs, essentially her life story. But Lawson has not had anything near a normal life. … Continue reading Friday Review: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another of the fill-in sort of stories we've been seeing in the Star Wars universe the last few years. This one gives us some backstory on Han Solo- where he came from, how he got to where he was when Luke and Obi-Wan found him, his friendship … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi My rating:4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Interdependcy series by Scalzi, and it picks up pretty much right where The Collapsing Empire left off. To give a short recap of the story so far: The Inderdependency is a group of planets inhabited by humans … Continue reading Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have never been very good with math. I can do basic stuff- make change, simple percentages, the kind of thing you actually use in life. But complicated, theoretical stuff? Way over my head. At the same time, I … Continue reading Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)

Narrated by Kate Reading Bellwether by Connie Willis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sandra Foster is a research scientist working for the Hi-Tek corporation studying fads, specifically the bobbed hair fad among women in the 1920s. Hi-Tek is hoping she will discover how fads begin in order to use that to their marketing advantage. … Continue reading Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)